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    peel - Imagine its Boundary

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    Date. 2019. 12. 07 - 2020. 02 .07

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    Dongsam Park, Byungho Lee, Fanhee Lee

    peel-Imagine its boundary

     

    When I am asked whether the phenomena and the nature of the form can be distinguished, I imagine ‘the boundary of the shell’ in the form, the shape as one of the meanings and visual elements in art form. Can the shell be ‘Mö·bius strip, a curved surface of which inside and outside cannot be distinguished? Mö·bius strip is a perception that the phenomena and nature of things, truth and falsehood, and black and white can not only be placed on different sides, but also can be subject to the laws governed on the same surface. In this exhibition,  Dongsam Park, Byungho Lee, Fanhee Lee erase, strip, install with thick matiere, sculpt and paint, asking us a question. What is the shell in the form, what can it be, and what shall it be?

     

    Dongsam Park images the boundary of the shell as what we see when only silhouette is left after the details are deleted. A silhouette is a drawing of the outline of a thing. Every thing has its own silhouette. A silhouette becomes a medium of recognition as image. The artist presents a sculpture that he worked with the silhouette itself, which discarded the property of things. The materials of the work are transparent tape and Hanji with unique physical properties. The physical properties of the two materials serve as the background for discarding the properties of things. Isn’t the silhouette presented by the artist the deterritorialization and reterritorialization of the shell in form?

     

    Byungho Lee wants to see the true nature of invisible area and the empty area behind the shell. The artist’s intention to make the invisible things visible manifests some atypical things that exist in an empty area without the exterior, the contour. The artist repeats contracting and expanding the human body sculpture made of silicone using a mechanical device, or creates a new pose by recombining the cut human body sculptures. It decontextualizes and recontextualizes the human body, which incubates what has not become extinct even though they shall become extinct. In a sculpture that seems to be alive and breathing, the boundary of the shell becomes helpless.

     

    Fanhee Lee does not break the shell of the image through conceptual painting, whose content is various techniques and thick matiere, but presents the works just before the break, in the state of tension. The artist strongly controls the ambiguity that rises due to the temperature difference between the boundaries as touch-and-go tension and density standing on the boundary between sculpture and painting through the process of stress. The artist exposes the physical properties of the material with a strong mass feeling to the front in a certain way rather then leaving the canvas surface to chance, making the canvas screen look like ectype. The artist’s work in which the surface of the painting escapes and varies in a sense different from that of pictorial painting will allow us to control or imagine the freedom of boundaries.



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